“Tsunami If I Open My Mouth…”: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
As Wrestlers Protesting Against Alleged Sexual Harassment Remain Steadfast In Their Demands For Resignation, Wrestling Association Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh Said, “If I Speak Up, There Will Be A Tsunami.”
“If I Make A Statement, There Will Be A Tsunami. Whose Help Am I Here For? I Am An Elected Representative,” Said Singh.
Wrestling Federation Of India (WFI) Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh Has Refused To Resign In The Wake Of Protests In Delhi For The Last Two Days Involving Olympic Medalist Bajrang Punia And Sakshi Malik.
Wrestlers Have Demanded Singh’s Immediate Dismissal As Head Of The Wrestling Organization Due To The Me Too Allegations.
“There Is No Question Of Me Resigning. I Have Not Spoken To The Prime Minister’s Office And The Home Minister,” Said Singh.
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Had Summoned Brij Bhushan And Warned Him Not To Make Any Statement To The Media Fearing It Could Escalate Tensions. Anurag Thakur Held A Meeting With The Protesting Athletes For Four Hours Till 2 Am Last Night Without Any Resolution.
Today, Wrestlers Wrote To Indian Olympic Organization Chief PT Usha, Alleging Mental Harassment By Brij Bhushan Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders Captain Nitish Rana Fined Rs 24 Lakh for Slow Over-Rate in IPL Match
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Nitish Rana has been fined Rs 24 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Chennai: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Nitish Rana has been fined Rs 24 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). This is the second offense of the season for KKR under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offenses. The fine also extends to each member of the Playing XI, including the impact substitute, who will be fined Rs 6 lakh or 25 percent of the match fee, whichever is lesser.
Details: KKR emerged victorious in the match against CSK by six wickets, enhancing their chances of securing a spot in the playoffs. CSK, on the other hand, currently holds the second position in the standings and is expected to finish in the top four.
The IPL media advisory stated that Nitish Rana, as the captain of the team, has been fined Rs 24 lakh for the slow over-rate offense. The fine imposed on Rana and the rest of the Playing XI is a result of it being KKR’s second offense of the season in relation to maintaining the required over-rate.
Implications: Maintaining an appropriate over-rate is a crucial aspect of cricket that ensures the smooth flow of the game and keeps it within the allocated time frame. The IPL’s Code of Conduct includes provisions to penalize teams that fail to maintain the minimum over-rate.
By penalizing the captain and the players, the IPL authorities emphasize the importance of adhering to the established rules. The fine serves as a reminder to teams about the need to complete their overs within the allotted time and helps maintain the overall integrity and pace of the game.
Nitish Rana, the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, has been fined Rs 24 lakh for the team’s slow over-rate during their IPL match against Chennai Super Kings. This second offense of the season has resulted in fines for both the captain and each member of the Playing XI. The penalty highlights the significance of maintaining the required over-rate and reinforces the importance of adhering to the IPL’s Code of Conduct.
PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy lose in India’s Sudirman Cup opener
India’s top shuttlers PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy suffered defeats in their respective matches as India lost to Malaysia 2-3 in their opening encounter of the Sudirman Cup in Hangzhou, China.
Suzhou: India’s top shuttlers PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy suffered defeats in their respective matches as India lost to Malaysia 2-3 in their opening encounter of the Sudirman Cup in Hangzhou, China.
In the women’s singles match, Sindhu lost to world number five Soniia Cheah 17-21, 21-17, 19-21 in a thrilling contest that lasted for an hour and eight minutes. Sindhu, who is currently ranked seventh in the world, started off well by winning the first game but could not maintain her momentum in the subsequent games.
On the other hand, Prannoy lost to world number 19 Iskandar Zulkarnain 19-21, 21-18, 18-21 in the men’s singles match. Prannoy started off well by winning the first game but could not hold on to his lead and eventually lost the match in three games.
India’s only win of the day came in the mixed doubles match where the duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa defeated Malaysia’s Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing 21-19, 21-12.
India will next face Germany in their second group stage match on May 16. The Sudirman Cup, also known as the World Mixed Team Championships, is held every two years and features teams from around the world competing against each other in a mixed team format. The Indian team is hoping to improve on their previous performances and make a mark in this edition of the tournament.
Sports Ministry Halts WFI Elections, Seeks IOA Ad-Hoc Panel
The ministry also disclosed that the Oversight Committee formed on January 23 by the government to inquire into the allegations against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has submitted its report.
New Delhi : The Indian Sports Ministry has put a stop to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) elections scheduled for May 7th and has called for the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to form an ad-hoc committee to oversee the polls within 45 days of its formation. The ministry has also instructed the IOA to manage the WFI sports body during this interim period, including selecting athletes and making entries for international events.
The decision comes after several of the country’s top wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, staged a sit-in protest and demanded public disclosure of the findings of the oversight panel that investigated sexual harassment allegations against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The ministry had previously formed a six-member oversight committee, headed by Olympic medallist boxer MC Mary Kom, to investigate the allegations against Singh.
In a letter to IOA president PT Usha, the ministry stated that “considering the current situation, it is expedient that the said election process should be treated as null and void, and fresh elections to the EC should be conducted under a neutral body/Returning Officer.” The ministry also disclosed that the oversight committee had submitted its report to the government and some of its findings include the absence of a duly constituted Internal Complaints Committee under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 2013, and a lack of adequate mechanisms for grievance redressal.
Brij Bhushan had previously confirmed that he will not contest for the president’s post but hinted that he might look for a new role within the federation during the WFI’s Emergency General Council and Executive Committee meeting in Gonda on April 16th. He has already served as WFI president for 12 years, with three terms of four years, and is ineligible to apply for the post again under the Sports Code.
The ministry has called for the IOA to make suitable interim arrangements for managing the WFI as wrestling is an Olympic sport and the WFI is an affiliate of IOA. The ministry’s decision aims to ensure that sportspersons of wrestling discipline do not suffer in any way during this interim period.
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